Cafeteria & Retail Store - VA Northern California Health Care System
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Cafeteria & Retail Store

On behalf of over 3,000 Veterans Canteen Service (VCS) associates throughout the nation, we welcome you to our site. Our site contains a wealth of information about VCS and the things we are doing and offering to support the Veterans Administration’s (VA) mission of providing quality health care and services to our Veterans.

Veterans Canteen Service History

Established by Congress in 1946, VCS operates commercial retail, food and vending operations in 172 VA Medical Centers across the United States and Puerto Rico. We also provide general retail/food services in many of our VA Outpatient Clinics and some Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA) offices.

About the Canteen

Headquartered in St. Louis Missouri, VCS operates as a self-sustaining entity, free of annual appropriations. We take great personal and professional pride in serving the best customers in the nation -- Veteran patients of the U. S. Armed Forces and those who provide for their care. As you will see after reading our Mission and Vision Statements, VCS is a passionate and caring family, continuously striving to provide the highest level of quality and service to our Veterans.

Sacramento VAMC Canteen Hours of Operation
Monday - Friday 7:30am - 4:00pm

Martinez OPC Canteen Hours of Operation
Monday - Friday 7:30am - 4:00pm


Michael Beday
Chief, Canteen Service
Sacramento VAMC

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